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The Diagrams Book by Kevin Duncan

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5  THE RISING WEDGE

• The Rising Wedge is ideal for building a story, or demonstrating how something will develop over time.

• The steepness of the incline can be varied to indicate speed over a shorter time span.

• It can also be used as a partner to The Whittling Wedge, by expanding a story outward. For example, having whittled to the essence of a recommendation, the presenter can then explain how the idea can be used in many different formats, with multiple audiences, in different regions, and so on.

• As with a pyramid, the recommended maximum number of subdivisions is five, in order to retain clarity.

• In this example, we examine the classic adoption sequence of a new product or craze. Early adopters are the first to get going, followed ...

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